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Violent crime hits ten-year high in Yorkshire

VIOLENT crime has hit a ten-year high in Yorkshire, with police chiefs sounding the alarm over a perfect storm of increasing demand and shrinking resources.
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Banning disposable drinks cups at award-winning Harrogate cafe - Baltzersens owner Paul Rawlinson.

Harrogate cafe to ban disposable coffee cups

An award-winning independent Harrogate cafe is to ban disposable cups in a move believed to be the first of its kind in Yorkshire.
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The Paul Mirfin Band with Paul, middle, in his trademark flat cap.

Live: Paul Mirfin band's album gig this Sunday

Harrogate’s very own charismatic‘ singing conductor’ is giving fans a sneak preview of his folk-rock band's as yet to be completed new album with a gig in Knaresborough this weekend.
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New signage has been erected at the site but Taylor Wimpey confirmed it is incorrect. Picture: Adrian Murray

Ground work underway for 119 houses opposite RHS Harlow Carr

Ground work is underway to prepare a site opposite RHS Harlow Carr on Crag Lane, Harrogate, for a development of 119 houses.

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Jordan Michael Lee.

Ripon man, 23, held knife and threatened to kill a baby during 'hostage' stand-off

A knife-wielding man held his ex-partner and her friends “hostage” during a stand-off in which he picked up a baby and threatened to kill the child.

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Gifted but never sang in public  - The talented and much-missed Dom Sowa.

Friends' emotional tribute to much-missed Harrogate teenager

School friends of the late Dom Sowa are preparing to host a celebration concert in Harrogate tomorrow night, Friday in tribute to the much-missed teenager.
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Harrogate police investigating after man in his 80s withdrew £3,000 for fraudsters

An investigation has been launched by Harrogate police after two elderly people were targeted in two separate fake police frauds in the town.

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Councillors gave the nod to 'Town's plans for the Wetherby Road ground

Major planning hurdle cleared for Harrogate Town's stadium overhaul

A major planning hurdle has been cleared by Harrogate Town AFC after Harrogate Borough Council’s planning committee has supported plans for a £1 million investment at the Wetherby Road ground.

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Police are concerned for the safety of Dean Doyle.

Police concerned for safety of missing Wetherby man

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a man who has gone missing from Wetherby.
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Jet2 announce THREE new destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport for summer 2019

Budget airline Jet2 will operate three brand-new routes from Leeds Bradford next year.
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Blockbuster successes - Jane Sellars admires an Atkinson Grimshaw at Harrogate's Mercer Art Gallery.

Praise for Harrogate's departing 'inspiring' art curator

Updated version: One of the Harrogate art world's most important and long-standing figures has been hailed as "innovative and inspiring" after she announced she was stepping down.
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Brian Dunsby with the Azuma

First Azuma train visits Harrogate ahead of new service

Approaching midnight on Friday 20 April, the very first Virgin Azuma train came into Harrogate Station – marking the countdown towards a two-hourly service between Harrogate and London Kings Cross due in May 2019.
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More rail strike misery for Yorkshire in May

More rail strike misery for Yorkshire in May

Rail union RMT has announced another 24-hour strike as part of a long-running dispute over the role of train guards.

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Isla Farr, aged five, of Stutton , admiring the golden colour of a Daffodil during a walk in the countryside.

Take a walk in Stutton to help boost health

Stutton villagers wll be stepping out to boost their health this weekend.

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Launch night at Mojo bar in Parliament Street in Harrogate.

New Harrogate bar raises £21,000 for charity

The latest new bar to open in Harrogate has raised a whopping sum at its launch night thanks to bighearted Harrogate people.

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Director of Pateley accountancy firm thanks firefighters following blaze

The director of an accountancy firm which went up in flames on Pateley High Street has praised the work of firefighters at the scene.
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Plans for new hotel near Leeds Bradford Airport revealed

Plans for new hotel near Leeds Bradford Airport revealed

Pub chain Greene King has applied for permission to build its own hotel next to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Volunteers Sandra Monkman-Charlton, Duncan White and Sue White prepare the St, Michael's Hospice display

Thirty years of care, support and comfort in the spotlight at flower show

A local hospice care charity is marking 30 years of providing the Harrogate district with care, comfort and support through a very special show garden at this year’s Harrogate Spring Flower Show.

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Ian Precious and  Sally Hobson of The Ripon Walled Garden with their secret shed

Magic of nature brings inside out inspiration at flower show

Find inspiration in the most ordinary places this spring as Harrogate Flower Show turns the garden inside out!

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Squadron leader Geoff Dickson, Commanding Officer at Menwith Hill, cuts the ribbon.

Ripon club transformed with exciting makeover and upgrade of facilities

A thriving social hub for Ripon residents has been transformed with an exciting makeover and redecoration of its premises.
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